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Subaru Outback, Wagon, SUV
#3243 of 3392 Taking Delivery Tomorrow
Nov 14, 2012 (9:45 am)
Posting my purchase experience as I am in the process of buying from Wentworth Subaru in the Great Northwest-where there must be the highest concentration of Suburus on the planet. We don't call them dealerships up here; we call them breeders.
Vehicle: White, Limited, SAP with pud lights, seatback protectors, splashguards, 110 outlet, rear bumper protector, all weather mats: MSRP 34,701, Invoice 31,983, Price 31,483. - about 1.5 under invoice. They offered 1.9%, 60 month financing with this quote
Deposit, appraisal and dealer trade to secure the vehicle was all done online and via phone. They also offered $500 more for my 2010 outback trade than the other breeders. I secured the trade-in value prior to getting new vehicle quote. Tomorrow I travel to Portland from Sequim, Wa to trade cars. Will post again after transaction is complete. Hope all goes as it should . . .
#3244 of 3392 Bought the Special Appearance Pkg..!
Nov 14, 2012 (9:57 am)
and I love it.
Got the 3.6 with all the goodies -- moonroof, nav, side molding, bumper, special dark brown interior leather, which is really sharp. The only things I didnt get were the entertainment system and the camera vision thingy. Paid a bit more than I should've I think at a bit more than $36K out-the-door (got $2K off sticker), but still consider this a great deal. It's loaded with great accessories: touch-button start and keyless entry, heated power seats w memory, dual temp, bluetooth, killer stereo with ipod connectivity. Really love the dark brown - wasn't sold at first, but it has really grown on me. Mostly it's very unique, you just dont see that color out there, and also the interior brown leather has the feel of a much higher-end car (much moreso I think than the white leather, certainly.) I've put over 1500 miles on it so far and all good -- it has lots of power and it averages around 24.5 mpg on the highway, which is pretty good, I think. With the bad weather approaching we'll see how the awd is, but I'm expecting great things. Bought it at Curry Subaru in Courtland Manor, NY (and hour north of NYC.) The salesman Peter was excellent -- no hassles and no slick selling, I tested it on Sunday then bought it Thurs, took the train up and he picked me up at the station; drove it away an hour later. Highly reccomended experience all-around. The only annoying thing is that the dealership keeps sending me a barrage of surveys and promotional junk I don't want ... but a minor issue. In all, big thumbs up!
#3245 of 3392 Re: Taking Delivery Tomorrow [superdue]
Nov 14, 2012 (10:00 am)
I'd like more information about how you secured the trade-in value without having the dealership see the vehicle. I'm trying to sell my '06 Acura privately and have never done a trade-in. But would love to avoid the hassle, waiting etc. So looking for tips.
Nov 14, 2012 (3:43 pm)
I purchased a 2013 Outback last Friday from a dealer in Rockford IL. for $3600 below MSRP. I used truecar.com to get quotes from other dealers and used those as negotiating info. I had 3 other dealers all in this range. I bought from the one closest to home.
I now have 760 miles on the car and I am entirely happy with this decision. My first Subaru. I considered the Escape, CRV, Rav4 and Mazda CX5.
#3247 of 3392 Re: Taking Delivery Tomorrow [carteach]
Nov 14, 2012 (7:27 pm)
I am not sure if Subaru dealers (breeders) will appraise other brands of vehicles than Subarus over the phone. I explained that I was not interested in making an unnecessary trip (200 mi) without knowing my 2010 limited outback's trade-in value. He than said he would make an exception realizing how far I was from the dealership He asked me several condition related to tires glass door dings service history, all geared I suspect to insure the vehicle could be sold as a Certified Used Subaru. I believe I was dealing with the sales Manager rather than a sales person. We will see how it all goes tomorrow.
#3248 of 3392 Re: Bought the Special Appearance Pkg..! [tripel]
Nov 14, 2012 (7:35 pm)
I am quite excited about my selection (Spec App Pack) and noticed right off that the quality of the interior leather was quite a bit better and thicker than that in my 2010 limited. I decided I just would not be happy without all that Subaru could offer in luxury and quality. love the push button start and the memory seat function. the blue tooth hands free is awsome (have it in my current trade-in car).
#3249 of 3392 Re: Bought the Special Appearance Pkg..! [superdue]
Nov 15, 2012 (11:57 am)
yeah, ive ridden in volvo xc and the acura mdx, and i feel this SAP compares nicely in the luxury feel ...the brown leather really sold me, i liked it so much more than black or white
#3250 of 3392 Completed Sale on2013 SAP OB
Nov 16, 2012 (8:32 am)
Made it home safely. All went as well as could be. I was quite pleased with how quick and painless it all was. . . . except when I got home four hours later I was greated with an email from Wentworth Subura sent to their customer base stating that they have just received a new shipment of SUBIES and had so many on their lot they were reducing their prices beginning emmediately on all existing stock . . . to a price lower than what i paid . . . What an insult! Just a few hundred dollars but still. Took a little polish of the whole deal.
As for the vehicle I am tickled. Tighter stearing and ride than my 2010. Got 29.4 mpg (about 1 mpg less than the 2010) I have hours of late \night educational material to read regarding the NAV /audio Sys. The car is quiter than the 2010 sippier at low rpm and a much firmer luxury feel. A joy to drive. If you are in the Northwest I would check out Wentworth in portland as their current sales prices arereally low.
#3251 of 3392 Re: FYI [new2013outbk]
Nov 17, 2012 (8:37 am)
Congratulation to your new 2013 Outback.
$3,600 below MSRP which is under invoice price, good work.
Question: i don't think there is cash incentive (rebate) from Subaru right now.
Any reason for dealer to sell under invoice which will reduce the 3% hold back?
#3252 of 3392 Hope I got a good price
Nov 17, 2012 (10:44 am)
I thought I negotiated a good price (thanks to help from many of you) but after I added in several upgrades, I'm not sure if I did that well. The dealer would not budge on the price for the hitch, bike rack, and wheel arch moldings.
I paid $30,000 (before taxes and license fees) for a 2013 OB Limited with moonroof package, all weather mats, rear seat back protector, wheel locks, splash guards, side moldings, rear bumper cover, wheel arch moldings, hitch, bike rack, It also included puddle lamps which I don't particularly want. Was this a good price?
Also, any recommendations on whether to take the gold plus SAS warranty? LOVE the car!